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Son of conservative Iranian politician dies in Dubai

The son of a prominent Iranian conservative, who had been estranged from his father in the past and criticised the government, has been found dead in a Dubai hotel, a police official and an Iranian website said on Sunday.

November 13, 2011 5:21 by

Police are investigating the death of Ahmad Rezaie, 31, as a possible suicide, and a coroner’s report was expected on Monday, said a Dubai police official who declined to be named.
But the Tabnak website, close to Rezaie’s father Mohsen Rezaie, said the death was “suspect”, without elaborating.
Ahmad Rezaie had left for the United States in 1998, where he had openly criticised his father and Iran’s Islamic government, before returning home five years later. He had left Iran again in 2009.
Mohsen Rezaie, a former commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards, is the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, a powerful body which advises Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He had run against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the 2009 presidential election. (Reporting by Isabel Coles and Firouz Sedarat)

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  1. Shanti Subramanian on November 14, 2011 8:18 am

    Please proof read the news topic first before goes for printing / circulation. The headline says ‘ConVERSAtive’….. when I read this, was wondering what is the meaning of this word.. Is he overly converse or what? But the body of the news prints as ‘ConSERVAtive’ which has totally a different meaning……. everywhere this mistake is continued. Pls. dont mislead the readers with wrong spellings…… Pls. do a spell check before.

  2. p.deleon on November 14, 2011 9:15 am

    Hi Shanti,
    We have corrected this mistake. Thanks for pointing this out! Keep Kipping!

  3. Saran on November 14, 2011 9:27 am

    But the web page title still reads ‘Conversative’.

  4. p.deleon on November 14, 2011 10:35 am

    Hi Saran, perhaps the browser just needs refreshing? Thanks!

  5. MK on November 14, 2011 11:43 am

    Enough about the typing errors…so what is the latest on this story? Are there any rumors that it might have been an assassination plot? When someone speaks against the government with his family so influential in the politics of the country, and this sort of thing happens to him, one can imagine what happens to many others who are no so powerfully fortunate! And to see that it even happened in another country, is quite scary!
    Hope for the day that there will more freedom of speech in Iran.

  6. Shanti Subramanian on November 15, 2011 9:02 am

    Hi Deleon

    Thanks for the quick action, but correcting the spelling. Appreciate that……… This is the first time I am getting a reply for comments written in any column which is laudable. Many a times, the journals do not publish if any negative comments made…… Will keep Kipping…..for sure :).


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